Savuti Camp is situated in the private Linyanti Wildlife Reserve along the Savuti Channel, famous as a sporadic and unusual watercourse. As part of a natural cycle, the waters of the Savuti either flow strongly – a magnet for thirsty wildlife – or recede to leave behind a rich grassland.
Savuti provides front-row seats to amazing wildlife viewing perched high on the banks of the channel. The camp looks down on a miraculous ribbon of territory where both plains game and predators thrive, and exploring the length of this channel and its associated woodlands is thus a highlight here.
The intimate camp's en-suite accommodation is in six canvas-and-thatch tents (including a family unit). From the camp's thatched dining area, elevated wooden decks extend out over the channel bed, with a small pool, fire deck and wonderful views over the channel.
INSIDER'S TIP: Get up close to elephants at the camp’s log-pile hide and watch as they play and quench their thirst at the small water pan.
- Private Vehicle Available
There are six twin-bedded tents (including one family unit). Mattress converters are available to transform the twin beds into king-size beds. There is one pilot/guide tent which is not of the same standard as guest accommodation.
Including 01 family unit consisting of two bedrooms each with two three quarter beds, in each tent and each with their own en-suite facilities (main bathroom and second bathroom each with an indoor shower (no outdoor shower), double basin vanity and separate toilet) – separate entrances, however, shared outdoor deck.
Number of Rooms:
- Electrical Outlets
- Hair Dryer
- Internet Access (Complimentary)
- Laundry Service (Complimentary)
- Lounge Area
- Mosquito Nets
- Tea / Coffee
Morning and afternoon game drives reveal the rich wildlife of the area where predators and elephant are often the highlight. Plains game and the diverse birdlife also offer fantastic sightings. The open 4×4 Land Rovers each accommodating a maximum of seven people, allowing each guest a ‘window’ seat.
Night drives with spotlights allow you to find those nocturnal animals you wouldn’t see during the day. These often include the lesser bushbaby, spring hare, aardwolf, serval, large spotted genet and, if you are extremely lucky, the elusive pangolin!
On request and subject to the availability of a qualified walking guide, nature walks with skilled, armed guides are wonderful ways of getting close to nature and observing the smaller details you miss when travelling by vehicle.
This hide is the perfect place to spend your afternoon siesta hours. Elephant are often the star attraction here; either big elephant feet will obstruct your view, and watch out for the sprays of water propelled from their trunks!
The Savuti Star Bed, overlooking the Savuti Channel and facing the Zibadianja Lagoon, to the west, is the perfect place from which to view and photograph animals and birds. An authentic and unique way to sleep-out under the African skies, experiencing a thrilling perspective of the African bush at night, surrounded by nature from this…
Exploring the waters by boat can be undertaken in the morning, during midday, or as an afternoon activity. Note that boating is a seasonal activity, dependent on water levels.
With the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve being an internationally recognised Important Bird Area (IBA), birding is understandably outstanding at Savuti Camp, from slaty egret in the water to kori bustard in the dry areas.